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Highlight! : Pay!  I got

a.  RN Pay

b.  Canadian Pay [Canadian Bonus]

c.   LOA [Local overseas Allowance]

d.  Hard Layers [for our cramped living conditions]

e.  Submarine Pay

f.   Canadian Child Allowance when back home in the UK, one received nothing for the 1st child.

g.  Subsidised liquor - so many bottles per month of wines/spirits - a NATO perks at virtually half price.


What hardship?




We did far too much sea time.  The Canadians controlled us and they had an insatiable appetite for anti submarine warfare [ASW] exercises both RCN and RCAF.




The winters were harsh, beyond belief sometimes.  The summers were pleasant and warm and it was a good draft to this squadron.